nun·​cle ˈnəŋ-kəl How to pronounce nuncle (audio)
chiefly dialectal
: uncle

Word History


by alteration (from misdivision of an uncle)

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nuncle was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Nuncle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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